Brad M. McGehee is a MCTS, MCSE+I, MCSD, and MCT (former) with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and a Masters in Business Administration. Brad is a former Microsoft SQL Server MVP with over 17 years SQL Server experience, over 8 years training experience, and has been involved in the IT since 1982. Brad is a frequent speaker at SQL PASS, European PASS, SQL Server Connections, SQLTeach, devLINK, SQLBits, SQL Saturdays, TechFests, Code Camps, SQL in the City, SQL Server user groups, webinars, and other industry seminars, where he shares his 17 years of cumulative knowledge and experience.
Since 2007, Brad has presented over 154 presentations to over 10,300 attendees in six different countries.
Brad was the founder of the popular community site SQL-Server-Performance.Com, and operated it from 2000 through 2006, where he wrote over one million words on SQL Server topics.
A well-respected and trusted name in SQL Server literature, Brad is the author or co-author of more than 15 technical books and over 300 published articles. His most recent books include How to Become an Exceptional DBA (2nd Edition), Brad’s Sure Guide to SQL Server 2008: The Top Ten New Features for DBAs, Mastering SQL Server Profiler, and Brad’s Sure Guide to SQL Server Maintenance Plans. These books are available free in PDF format at: http://www.sqlservercentral.com/Books/.